English County Cricket Lancashire signed Shreyas Iyer for the 2021 Royal London Club. India batsman Shreyas Iyer is signed by the English County Lancashire for the 2021 Royal London Cup. Shreyas Iyer will reach Old Trafford on July 15 ahead of the 50 overs Tournament & will remain with Lancashire for the one-month long group stage.
The top-order batsman is regarded as one of the most fluent stroke players in the Indian Cricket team & he has played in 21 ODIs & 29 T20Is for team India. Speaking about the signing with English County Club Shreyas said, “Lancashire is a legendary name in English cricket with a long association with Indian Cricket team. I am extremely honoured to carry the legacy of greats like Farokh Engineer, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman at Lancashire. Old Trafford is a world-class International stadium & I am looking forward to meeting my teammates & the supporters of the club”.
Shreyas has also excelled in the IPL & captained Delhi capitals in the finals of the IPL 2020 where he scored 519 runs at a strike rate of 123, the fourth-highest score in the tournament. Shreyas was featured in all the matches of India’s ODI series against Australia & the T20I series against England. Shreyas Iyer is also an integral part of the ODI squad for the series against England.
The signing of Shreyas Iyer indicates the latest step in Lancashire’s long term association with the Indian Cricket fraternity which stretches more than 50 years when India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer joined the county cricket in 1968. He became a Lancashire Legend & now serves as a Vice-President of the County Club. Since Engineer retired four other Indian Cricketers such as Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly — have represented Lancashire.